Thursday, December 03, 2009

Heroine Alert: Diane Savino, NY State Senator

What politics in the USA is desperately in need of is heroines, aka kick-ass feminists. Clearly Sen. Diane Savino is one. We will be hearing more from this woman. Senator Savino's off the cuff speech in favor of gay marriage has made her an overnight internet sensation, a rising star.

"That's what we've done to marriage in America, where young women are socialized from the time they're five years old to think of being nothing but a bride. They plan every day what they'll wear, how they'll look, the invitations, the whole bit, they don't spend five minutes thinking about what it means to be a wife. People stand up there before god and man even in Senator Diaz's church, they swear to love honor and obey, they don't mean a word of it. So if there's anything wrong with the sanctity of marriage in America, it comes from those of us who have the privilege and the right and have abused it for decades."
-- Sen. Diane Savino
via Jezebel

"We have nothing to fear from love and commitment."
-- Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island)